The Opportunity

Halifax, NS

Under the direction of the Department Chairperson, the Science Technician II - Astronomy provides technical and support services to the Department of Astronomy and Physics. Provides support in the Observatory and administers the Department's computer systems.

The Science Technician II works out of the Astronomy and Physics Department and reports to the Department Chairperson.

Group affiliation for this position is with the Bargaining Unit 79. The position is evaluated at a Group 9 (salary range $50,572 - $61,814). Salary scale or Collective Agreement can be viewed here.

What you'll do


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What you'll need


To be the successful Science Technician II you will possess a university degree and a minimum of two to three years of related work experience. You must also have observational astronomy, telescope, and observatory skills; Linux-based computer administration skills; and excellent oral and written skills.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Administration Astronomy Linux Telescope

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

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Are you interested?

Work With Us

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit to reference the job posting and description and click on "Apply through CareerBeacon" to submit your application or click on "Apply Now" on CareerBeacon.

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

The position will be posted on 13 December 2021 and applications should be received no later than 4:30pm on 7 January 2022. No telephone calls please.

Anticipated start date for this position is February 2022 or later. Preference will be given to candidates who can start by March 2022. Review of applications to begin in January 2022 with interviews to take place late January 2022 or early February 2022.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here on the Saint Mary's University Human Resources website

At Saint Mary's University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

Saint Mary's University promotes a Healthy Campus including a Scent-Free environment and a Smoke-Free Campus

Effective October 15, 2021 all students, staff, and faculty are required to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine in accordance with the University policy available here. The successful candidate will be required to show proof of vaccination in accordance with our University policies.